Holyoake’s lawyer targets “rotten” business relationship of Candy brothers as trial enters final days

The organisation of Christian and Nick Candy’s business is “rotten from tip to toe”, the judge hearing property developer Mark Holyoake’s claim against them was told today, as closing arguments in the case began.

Roger Stewart QC made the claim that, contrary to the brothers’ assertions, Nick Candy is one of the “controlling minds” of Christian’s company, CPC Group, as he began oral submissions supplementing a written closing argument that extends to 232 pages.

However, the court heard that, in a closing statement on behalf of the Candys that is 40 pages longer, they

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